Category Archives: Pets

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Happy Thursday – it’s thankful day with Brian as our HOP HOST.    If you’d like to tell the world what you’re thankful for, you can link up with the rest of us at Brian’s site by clicking the badge above.   Thanks for hosting Brian!!

Thankful that we’ve had a pretty week so far which means I must be thankful that the weatherman was WRONG with his predictions every single day this week.  He said rain – we have sun.   We do NEED rain though so I’ll be THANKFUL next Thursday if we have some before then!

I’m thankful that Angel Sammy’s poem for this week arrived last night – I’m sharing it below.   Hope you wrote a poem to share!  It makes Angel Sammy happy when people participate in his poetry day.

Hugs, Teddy


Hello Poetry Friends!

Time to share.    Hope you wrote a poem for the photo I gave you last Thursday!    I wrote one – and I’m sharing it below.   Let us know in comments by giving us the link to your poem because we would love love love to read it.    It’s tons of fun writing a poem using a photo as inspiration.

Here’s last week’s photo and my poem follows:

“No Soap”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©May 31, 2023


Wow this place is pretty cool!

Not a tub – you call it a pool!

No soap is there to get in my eyes

No heavy diaper chafing my thighs!

A bathing suit and matching cap

I’m quite the dashing chap…..

I see a little blonde with lovely curls

This swim thing is fun if there’s pretty girls!


Ah yes……we learn things at a very young age.   The little kid in this photo is looking quite comfortable in the water – maybe he’ll grow up to be an Olympic Swimmer one day!   Now here’s your photo for NEXT Thursday’s poetry day.    

Looking for a private weekend on the canal?   This might not be it!


Love this photo – the narrowboats would be a fun way to sightsee – but not if there’s a traffic jam!   Have fun with this one……….I know I will…………………….

Until we meet again next Thursday – please be happy and stay healthy and be thankful for all you have………………

I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!

Your Angels are always there for you when you need them…..

Love, Angel Sammy

SPARK on Monday


Happy Monday.    You know what Monday means – SPARKS!  “SPARKS” was started by Annie McGuffy of McGuffy’s Reader but ended when she stopped blogging some time ago. It was meant to be a way to start out each week with with a meaningful thought – something that spoke to each of us and hopefully everyone else who read it. Although Annie isn’t currently blogging, a lot of us who enjoyed her SPARKS decided to keep posting SPARKS of our own.

I found two SPARKS to share today………they both say what I want to say on this day of remembering.

Remember……………and NEVER forget

Hugs, Pam

Bakin’ With Bacon, King Teddy AND Guest Chef


Bacon Day with King Teddy and our Guest Chef Raz

Yes indeed – one of my “frequent Guest Chefs” Raz is helping out today to make a recipe that he and his Mom sent to me so we can make it together, and share the recipe with lucky YOU!!!    This just sounded so yummy we HAD to make it for you so you can enjoy it with your own family.


Bacon, Onion and Tomato Pie

A real Southern favorite!!!!


  • 1 – 9 inch pie shell
  • 5 large tomatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 sweet onion, sliced or chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 c mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 c sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 c Ritz crackers, crushed
  • 2 tsp butter, melted
  • 2 green onions (scallions), sliced


Tomatoes put off a lot of liquid naturally. If you want to avoid that, you can seed the tomatoes. Or, slice the tomatoes, place them on a paper towel with a little salt, and let the salt draw out some of the liquid.

Prick the pie shell with a fork. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.  Fry bacon. Cook till tender. Drain and set aside.  Peel and slice tomatoes to fill the bottom of the pie shell. Sprinkle with chopped onion, salt, and pepper.    Layer more tomatoes; salt and pepper (again).

Mix mayo, bacon, cheese, and milk. Spoon on top and pat down to cover tomatoes.    Mix the crushed Ritz crackers and butter. Then spread on top of the pie.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.    Remove from oven and sprinkle scallions on top.

Here’s what you wind up with – Incredibly delish dish!

A big THANK YOU to Guest Chef Raz and his Mom for the recipe and the assistance in the Castle Kitchen.    

Happy Saturday – your King


Friendly Fill-Ins Hop


WOO HOO – it’s time to fill in the blanks.   This is a totally fun hop we do every week and our hosts Four-Legged Furballs and 15andmeowing always give us challenging blanks in the sentences they give us.    Four sentences with words to fill in and it’s always FUN.    If you’d like to join in click the above badge and link up.

Here are the sentences we got from them this week!     Mom and I took turns this week filling in the blanks.   If the word is my Mom’s – it’s in BLUE but if it’s MY word, it’s in GREEN.

GREEN is TEDDY              BLUE is Mom


1. This weekend, I plan to do a lot of napping – in other words I plan to have my USUAL weekend!.
2. Friendly Fill-Ins never disappoints.
3. I once saw a couple in a huge balloon drift very slowly over our house – close enough that we spoke to each other briefly (“Looks like fun” (me)….”It is a fabulous ride!” (the couple)).
4. You’ll never hear me say no thanks Mom I don’t want a “treat”.

That was fun – it always is.    We already can’t wait for NEXT Friday!

Happy Weekend

Teddy and Mom Pam

Teaser Tell All Class Time


It’s that time again!   Tell All Time!   Ready?

We had a whopper of a Teaser yesterday didn’t we class?    We’ll tell you all about the Teaser photo after we get to who wins what shall we?

“You have my full attention…….zzzzzzz”

First of all we had THREE First Commenters – Yes we said THREE………………………who?    Well after a little drumroll we’ll tell you!




Each of you Firsties gets one of these fabulous badges:

I was one of THREE First Commenters on the Teaser post of May 23, 2023…..YAY FOR US!

“whoop-dee-doo….could we move this along and get to the cafeteria please – I’m starving!”

Goodness…….we’re honoring the winners of the Teaser badges – calm down – we’ll get to the cafeteria shortly !

Now here’s the GUEST TEASER photo we had yesterday – it really was interesting because this sculpture installation is one that you will see in many places because it’s very popular AND graces many gardens and special spots in a great many places!    It would have been up to you to figure out which place THIS copy of the sculpture “lives” and it apparently was tough to do because while we had lots of guesses…………………….NONE OF THEM WERE RIGHT.    YEP – NOBODY GUESSED THE TEASER THIS WEEK!

Here’s the photo:

“Circle of Peace” is the name of the sculpture and it was created by Gary Lee Price.   This art installation is in MANY places in the world, and among them is THIS VERY ONE located in Kilmarnock, Virginia!!!    This Teaser was given to us by our friends at THE CAT ON MY HEAD

We love the way there’s a “space” where the circle is broken and those who want to might wish to close the circle by taking the hand of the girl and boy to keep the circle together for a photo.

Thanks to The Cat On My Head (Janet and Tom and all the cats) for this fab photo.   Here’s a thank you badge for you!

We sent in a real whopper of a photo for Teaser Tuesday on May 23, 2023 and NOBODY GUESSED IT RIGHT! YAY FOR US!

“Nobody got it???  Nobody??? WOW – I’m impressed……MAD my guess was wrong but still impressed!”

Plenty of you guessed though – so we have a “NOT RIGHT GUESS” badge for each of you for TRYING:

I guessed but was WRONG on the Teaser of May 23, 2023…….hey – I get a badge for TRYING anyway!

It was a TOUGH Tuesday class this week – give yourselves a cheer for trying!

And of course Cheer Team – do your stuff!

That Teaser was super tough
Left you all feeling quite rough
Maybe you need a hug and kiss?
School is not the place for this!
We did have some FIRST COMMENTERS though
These three winners you all know
Ingrid, Janet and Sharon were firsties!
Now this cheer is over and we’re super thirsty.

Now the moment you’ve all been waiting for – OFF TO THE CAFETERIA!!

The Cafeteria Line Is Open!!

Today’s Menu:


Professor Angel Sammy and Professor Teddy